The long-awaited court ruling is finally here–and it’s 129 pages long. According to the Daily Cal, “The ruling states that with a few exceptions, the university’s environmental impact report for the athletic center is in compliance with environmental state laws.”

We think that means, “YAY! WE WON,” but it isn’t for sure. If the uber-long document looks good to campus officials, then it looks good to us. We’ll keep you updated as the press conferences come and go. In the mean time, we still have a few questions.

How will the university get those people out of the trees once and for all? We doubt they’ll come down willingly. And without tree-sitters, where will we go for our daily dose of inane Berkeley drama?

UPDATE 9:22 P.M. - Alright, so it looks like the drama will continue. Daily Cal reporters updated their article and report that the treewok side actually won in-part. Stadium development cannot take place unless the university complies with the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act and the California Environmental Quality Act by drawing up a new plan. In other words, no trees will be cut down … for now.

This probably means that we’ll see a lot of Dumpster Muffin, Ayr and RunningWolf in the future, if and when the university manages to get a better plan together. For now, enjoy the end of this lawsuit–and Tightwad Hill–while you can!

Itching to see the 129-page ruling for yourself? Click here.

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Tim said:
Jun 18, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Dumpster Muffin for Mayor!

Jim said:
Jun 20, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Can we please institute running-mates for mayoral elections?

Nothing sounds more appealing than “Dumpster Muffin–Squirtle ’08″

Sam said:
Jun 22, 2008 at 10:00 pm

The guys over at the California Golden Blogs have been doing a great job at covering the tree sit: